About Spiffy Spinner
Spiffy Spinner is a new household duster that claims to use electrostatic fibers to attract dust like magnets, along with a compact head that pivots and spins at 400RPM to dust almost anywhere. On top of this, Spiffy Spinner is claimed to feature a telescoping handle that allows you to easily reach corners, crevices, and high spots, and to make cleaning more comfortable and efficient.
Because of all these features, Spiffy Spinner is claimed to cut dusting time in half while remaining safe on all surfaces; even fragile items. And when you’re finished, the manufacturer claims you simply need to rinse Spiffy Spinner’s fibers with water to clean.
Since Spring has arrived, you’re probably looking to do some cleaning and tidy up after a long winter. But is Spiffy Spinner the best way to accomplish this, and is it a good use of your money? Consider the following:
What are Electrostatic Fibers?
Similar to magnetic fields, an electrostatic field occurs whenever “two objects in each other's vicinity have different electrical charges.” In the instance of Spiffy Spinner, its fibers will have one type of charge (negative or positive – we’re not informed which), while the surrounding dust will have an opposite charge.
As a result, the dust will be drawn to the fibers, where the electrostatic charge will keep them in place until rinsed with water.
Is Spiffy Spinner’s Technology Really “State of the Art?”
With this said, there are dozens (perhaps even hundreds) of electrostatic household dusters available online, many of which also spin automatically and bend, similar to Spiffy Spinner. In fact, these types of dusters are so ubiquitous that you’ll almost certainly find them at retailers near you. As such, Spiffy Spinner’s technology almost certainly isn’t as “state of the art” as the manufacturer makes it seem.
In fact, you can see just how many options you have by entering the terms “electrostatic duster,” “automatic (or spinning) duster,” and “adjustable duster” into your favorite search engine.
On top of this, these local options could potentially save you a decent chunk of change in S&H charges (more about this in a moment) and could make the return process much easier if you’re dissatisfied.
No Customer Reviews for Spiffy Spinner
Spiffy Spinner was a brand new product at the time of our research (URL and trademark registered March 2015), so there weren’t any online customer reviews available.
However, Spiffy Spinner is manufactured by Allstar Products Group, a major player within the “As Seen on TV” industry, who makes dozens of popular ASOTV products such as Spicy Shelf, Perfect Bacon Bowl, Chop Magic, and many more. Among more than 150 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints referencing poor quality, failure to work as advertised, and difficult customer service experiences.
From a company perspective, Allstar Products Group held an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, despite more than 250 closed complaints (as of 5/4/15), many of which referenced the same concerns noted above.
Granted, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same with Spiffy Spinner, although it’s certainly something you’ll want to keep in mind.
Spiffy Spinner Pricing & Refund Policy
Two Spiffy Spinners are priced at $19.95 plus $12.90 S&H.
Spiffy Spinner comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that if you decide to return your dusters, you’ll likely lose as much in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund once everything is said and done.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-452-6840.
Can Spiffy Spinner Really Cut Your Dusting Time in Half?
Chopping to the point: Considering that Spiffy Spinner is an ASOTV product, which generally come with low customer satisfaction ratings, as well as the immense popularity of electrostatic dusters, you might want to check out local options before placing your Spiffy Spinner order.
At the very least, this could save $20 of your hard-earned money in lost S&H charges if you decide to process a return.